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Erin Lee Creative March Release

Hello, friends.  I am waving to you from a responsible social distance...I hope you are finding wonderful ways to use this forced family fun time.  One of the best things about being home is having more crafty time than usual, and when you have brand new stamps from Erin Lee Creative, it's sure to be a good time!

I hope you've joined this hop from Lynnea's blog.  Three random winners who comment across all of the blogs will receive a $25 gift code to use in the ELC shop.  Winners will be announced March 25 on the ELC blog, so be sure to comment!

These brand new stamps and dies put a modern twist on some classic designs.  Today I am using the Houndstooth Background stamp along with the Congratulations and Happy Birthday dies.  Love the font on these!

First up is the classic black and white houndstooth with a pop of red.  I die cut a rectangle out of the middle for the sentiment and added just a peek of red behind the card front.  I think this makes a great masculine card.





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Erin Lee Creative January Release

Hello everyone!  Welcome to the Erin Lee Creative January release.  When I received these products I sat down immediately and started to play.  There are such fun new stamps, dies and stencils.  I'm sure you'll find something you like.

We are hopping today (see list below) to show off these great new products.  If you've come from Lindsay Dickason's blog, you're in the right place!

There will be two (2) $25 gift certificate winners chosen from the comments on our blogs, so comment away!  Winners will be posted on the Erin Lee Creative Blog on Saturday, February 1.

First up:  Stained Glass Stencil


I used some pearly embossing paste with this stencil, and as you can see, the results are nice and crisp.  I popped up the "hello" (Big Hello Love Die) on some foam for more dimension, and the card is complete.  With a great background like that, a simple word die will finish it without competing.



Next up we have two products: Leopard Background and Let's Mak…

Erin Lee Creative October Release

Hello, friends!  I hope you've come here from Ericka's blog.  I'm excited to show you some of the products being released today with Erin Lee Creative.  True to form, there is something for everyone with lots of styles to choose from.  I'm sharing three cards today that showcase several of this month's products.

To celebrate this release we are giving away three $25 gift codes to three lucky winners chosen from comments left across all of the blogs participating in this hop (3 total winners, 3 $25 gift codes). Please leave a comment on any participating blog by October 11, 2019. Three winners will be announced the following week on the Erin Lee Creative Blog. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

First up we have a companion set to one of my favorite backgrounds.  Introducing: Sketched Florals.  this is a set with individual flowers or clusters which coordinate perfectly with the previously-released Sketched Floral Background stamp.  I love the versatility …

Erin Lee Creative March Release Blog Hop

Hello, friends!  Welcome to the Erin Lee Creative Blog Hop!  Hopefully you've come here from Erin's blog.  I'm excited to share a few of the cards I've made with the new release from Erin Lee Creative.  (Psst...There is a fantastic sale going on, too!  40% off everything but the new release!)
We are giving away $25 gift certificates to three lucky winners chosen from comments left across all of the blogs participating in this hop.  Please leave a comment on any participating blog (scroll down for the whole list) by Friday, March 29, 2019.  The winners will be announced the following week in the Erin Lee Creative Blog.  The more you comment, the more chances to win!
What I love most about this new company is the wide variety of images, fonts and styles available.  There is really something for everyone!  
First up we have Floral Peacock.  I love that it begs the use of bright colors.  I used a combination of coloring with Copic markers and painting with an ink pad (bec…

Erin Lee Creative Design Team

I am SO excited to tell you that I am now on the design team for Erin Lee Creative, a new stamp company with a fantastic variety of stamps, dies and stencils.  There is something for everyone, so please go check out the store and blog.

There is a brand new release this week, and I can't wait to get these goodies in my hot little hands--especially this background:


And this one:

 Next week the design team will have a blog hop to showcase these new products, so stay tuned! 


Erin Lee Creative Blog Hop

Hello, my friends!  I am so happy to be included in a blog hop for a very exciting new stamp company: Erin Lee Creative.  Her stamps, stencils and dies are going to knock your socks off!  You may have arrived here from the incredible Laura Bassen's blog (I am pinching myself just saying that).  Please leave comments on the blogs along the hop, because three winners will be chosen from the comments to receive a free stamp set!  (Please comment by December 5, 2018.  Winners will be announced on the Erin Lee Creative blog.)  After me, please go see what my new friend, Michelle McDaniel, has up her sleeve.  Just look at this list of women I'm rubbing shoulders with today:

Erin Lee Creative
Janette Kausen
Jodi Collins
Amy Kolling
Laura Bassen
Cheryl Knutti (That's me!)
Michelle McDaniel

On to the projects:


I got to meet Erin at a stamp retreat a few months ago, and she kindly let me play with her new stamps.  I immediately fell in love with this elephant from the Incredible India set …

Lil' Inker Designs Mini Release Blog Hop

Hello, friends!  So glad you're here, hopping with us.  (Go here to see the full blog hop order.)  I am excited to show you this brand new stamp from Lil' Inker Designs, which is part of their May Mini Release.  Leave comments on any of the blogs in this hop to enter to win one of the new stamp sets, the new cover plate, or the angel pets goodies!  Details on the Lil' Inker Designs Blog.

This stamp is called Never Regret Being Kind. (Keep hopping, and you'll see more!)


One of the things I love most about this hobby is that it is inherently kind.  So what could be better than a stamp that encourages even more kindness?  Such a great sentiment!

This stamp is easy to use as the focal point of a card...so easy, in fact, that I made 4 right out of the gate!  Each one uses a different technique--this stamp is so versatile.

For my first, I heat embossed the sentiment in white on steel grey cardstock.  I then colored over the embossing with my Copics for a multicolored effect…